Thursday, April 10, 2014

A little bit of Le Toon in Taipei!!!

So our team, Riverside Magpies finally have enough Newcastle tops to use in the 6 a side league.  Bringing a little bit of Newcastle to Taipei, and Taiwan.  It feels good to finally have the team, all be it for one competition playing in black and white!  Hopefully eventually we can afford to get the 11 a side team black and white kits too.  

If anyone else would like to donate any Newcastle tops to our team that would be greatly appreciated, please contact me if you would like to at

The Sticky Ball!!! (It's essential!)

First and foremost sorry I have been away for such a long time, as anyone who has worked at Hess knows they do keep you busy a lot.  So I have been utterly occupied with work, even my own mother knows this as she has been pretty much neglected since I started working there.

Anyway today, I want to talk about one of the most important teaching items you can take to the class when you are teaching English in Taiwan. 

This is the sticky ball!  Here it is in all its glory!

The kids love them and there are loads of different games you can play with them.  For example draw the class on the white board anyway you want and then you throw the sticky ball at the drawings.  Whenever they hit someone you erase where they hit.  For example little Bob hits little Cindy in the eye, Cindy loses an eye.  

Another way I use the sticky ball is draw there heads as massive circles and then little stick bodies.  If the sticky ball hits the head, this is a head shot like black ops and it is either instant death or they get 100 points. 

You can also do simple things like target games, darts games, tactics games, war games etc etc.  All with the sticky ball and like I said the kids love them.

If you are teaching English in Taiwan or anywhere in Asia I would highly recommend you to purchase a sticky ball.

In Taiwan they can mainly be bought in everything shops for anywhere between 20-40nt dollars.  

Gua Sha treatment for heat stroke relief

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